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Sport 'Like a lion' Sanchez hits brace to send Inter six points clear

02:39  05 march  2021
02:39  05 march  2021 Source:   afp.com

Are Ibrahimovic and Lukaku arguing again in the Milan derby?

 Are Ibrahimovic and Lukaku arguing again in the Milan derby? When Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Romelu Lukaku go to the Milan stadium, the two footballers are reminded of their cup dispute. © Antonio Calanni / AP / dpa Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Romelu Lukaku clashed in January. The Swede Ibrahimovic, who plays for AC Milan, and the Belgian Lukaku, who is under contract with Inter, stood head to head in the arena in January and insulted each other. The tatters flew in Inter's 2-1 victory. Photos of the argument were still in the Italian media days later.

A hitherto limp Inter performance was sparked to life by the goal and Alexis Sanchez and Lukaku both Romelu Lukaku scored a brace and set up two goals as Inter Milan won 4-2 against Torino. The Belgian striker then netted a penalty of his own with six minutes remaining, before setting up

Inter Milan took a major step towards retaining their Serie A title. with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Torino. Julio Cruz scored the only goal of the game in the 30th minute, heading Mario. Balotelli's corner past Alberto Fontana from point-blank range. Scroll down for more. On target: Inter scorer Julio Ricardo Cruz, left, celebrates with Esteban Cambiasso. The win moved Roberto Mancini's men six points clear of second-placed Roma with four games of the season remaining. AC Milan are still in the hunt for fourth spot after a resounding 5-1 victory. over relegation-threatened Reggina.

Alexis Sanchez struck twice in the second half for his first brace in the Inter Milan jersey as his side moved six points clear at the top of Serie A with a 2-1 win over Parma on Thursday.

a football player on a field: Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez scored his first brace for Inter Milan. © MIGUEL MEDINA Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez scored his first brace for Inter Milan. Stefan Mladenovic, Ivan Perisic playing a game of football: Inter Milan are six-points clear at the top of Serie A. © MIGUEL MEDINA Inter Milan are six-points clear at the top of Serie A.

Romelu Lukaku had a role in both the goals by his former Manchester United teammate to give Antonio Conte's side a sixth consecutive league win.

Inter pull clear of second-placed Milan who were held 1-1 against Udinese on Wednesday with champions Juventus a further four points adrift with a game in hand.

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Inter Milan moved above Juventus to the top of the Serie A table with a win at home to SPAL thanks to a Lautaro Martinez double on Sunday. The Argentina international struck with a low finish into the corner and headed in his second goal before half-time to take his tally for the season to 13 in all competitions. SPAL pulled one back in the second half through a moment of individual brilliance from Mattia Valoti, but Inter hung on to take advantage of Juventus dropping points by drawing 2-2 against Sassuolo earlier in the day.

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"The improvement over last year is obvious, but there are 13 games left and in Serie A each is a battle," warned Conte.

Chilean Sanchez started up front in place of Lautaro Martinez to lead the Inter attack alongside Lukaku.

"I think I'm a very democratic coach, in the sense that I don't give anything to anyone," continued Conte who led Inter to second place in Serie A in his first season in charge last year.

"There is a team and the individual comes later.

"(Sanchez) is in the best condition we've ever seen him," continued Conte. "And now Romelu and Lautaro know that Sanchez is right behind them too.

"I'm happy because my kids are showing great application and resilience."

Both sides had their chances in the first half at the Stadio Ennio Tardini.

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Sanchez is aiming to put behind him a difficult 18 months at Manchester United. The forward will now have the opportunity to start a fresh playing in Italy. Representatives from both clubs have been working on a deal for over a month and finally a breakthrough arrived earlier this week. Alexis Sanchez waves to fans upon his arrival for medical checks in Milan on Wednesday.

Juventus moved four points above Inter Milan, which was held 1-1 at relegation-threatened Lecce earlier. Udinese thought it had secured a point when Kevin Lasagna headed in the equalizer five minutes from time but Rebic scored in stoppage time. OTHER MATCHES. Mario Balotelli's match lasted just seven minutes before he was sent off in Brescia's 2-2 draw against Cagliari.

Christian Eriksen missed the chance to tap in for Inter in front of an open goal after half an hour following good work from Achraf Hakimi.

Parma 'keeper Luigi Sepe denied Lukaku with the Belgian nodding just wide off an Ivan Perisic cross just before the break.

At the other end of the pitch Samir Handanovic did well to keep out a close range Jasmin Kurtic header with Dennis Man also nodding wide.

Sanchez struck for the second consecutive league game nine minutes after the break.

Lukaku chested down a Marcelo Brozovic through ball with a back-heel towards goal which a racing Sanchez picked up to blast past Sepe.

Eight minutes later the Chilean got the second, finishing off a Lukaku cross for the former Manchester United player's first brace since joining Inter last season.

It was his third goal in two consecutive games to bring his tally to five this season, one more than his first season.

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He should be roaring like a lion , but on Tuesday he played like a pussy cat — and not for the first time. Lukaku was bullied all night long by Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci, the Juventus centre halves. I cannot remember him winning a single contest in the air. Lukaku looks like a traffic warden when he points at team-mates to tell them where to go but he does not offer any movement himself. When United's full backs were in possession, Lukaku did not come across to the flanks to offer himself.

Bayern Munich opened a 10- point lead at the top of the Bundesliga on Saturday with a 5-0 drubbing of relegation-threatened Fortuna Dusseldorf behind closed doors with the league's top-scorer Robert Lewandowski scoring twice. Duesseldorf defender Mathias Joergensen scored an early own goal before Benjamin Pavard, Lewandowski (2) and Alphonso Davies hit the target. With five games left, Bayern, who have won their last eight league games, are comfortably on course for an eighth straight league title.

Brazilian Hernani pulled one back for Parma in the 71st minute, connecting with a Giuseppe Pezzella cross to volley in past Handanovic.

Inter held on for the three points to give themselves a cushion going into Monday's league game against fourth-placed Atalanta.

"I'm like a lion that always wants to play but I make my experience available to the coach," said Sanchez who has scored five goals this campaign, one more than last season.

"We have to fight for the Scudetto," added Sanchez as Inter target their first title since 2010 having finished second last season.

"The players have grown a lot, since we lost the Europa League final we have improved a lot.

"We are overcoming those steps that Inter were missing."

Parma are second from bottom of the table extending their winless run to 16 consecutive league games.

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Inter, another champion's victory .
© Supplied by Sports.fr Inter Milan We are far from seeing a great Inter Milan at the moment, but it is effective. Without offering his best football, the formation of Antonio Conte continues to stack the victories. The one won this Sunday afternoon at Torino (1-2), in pain, is eighth in a row in Serie A.

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